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Deadlight [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Deadlight is a unique blend of vintage side-scrolling adventure mechanics (in the vein of SNES/Genesis classic Flashback) with slick modern visual (akin to Limbo) that deals with some dark and mature themes surrounding a small group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic ‘end of the world’ zombie setting.  The game feels good, although vastly different from most modern ‘platformers’, and offers an interesting story-line focused around survival and rescue, with a nifty little twist in the third act. 

The Pros: 

+The storyline, while not completely original, is an interesting one and offers a little more weight than we generally see out of an arcade title.

+The controls are smooth and work well, even though they aren’t exactly ‘traditional’ for games of its genre.

+The length of the game is just about right, it fits snuggly in the ‘short but sweet’ category that arcade games should. 

The Cons: 

-There is no replayability for the casual gamer. Unless you’re a competitionist or an achievement whore when the game wraps up (just over 2 hours) you’re done for good.  

-Some of the artistic choices in the game mar the level design and can cause some unexpected deaths. Rating : 

In all honesty I’d nearly forgotten about the side-scrolling adventure genre. I say adventure as opposed to ‘platformer’ because what Deadlight, and its predecessors, provided is something much grander than what most people would associate with the term ‘platformer’ (namely titles like Mario, or Sonic). While it’s true the gameplay focuses around the same core mechanics: running, jumping, navigating through a labyrinth of 2D obstacles; the game styling is completely different.

Sheriff Earp's Autopsy: WGX leaked concept

I have decided to start a new feature based on all of the police games and detective shows I've been playing/watching. I will take specific game videos and trailers released and pick apart the aspects of the clip. Whether there is anything that is missed at first glance, or there it's just a nice little video, I will find and document all of the details. Prepare to be dissected world!

Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party 2011 Games Dated & Priced

Microsoft today unveil pricing and release dates information for their lineup of games that will make up this year's Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party promotion. Beginning next week on February 16th and ending on March 16th, you'll be able to download one of the below listed premium arcade game that is being offered via Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace.

February 16th Hard Corps: Uprising, 1200 Microsoft Points:

Marvel Bringing Classic X-Men Arcade Game to PS3 and Xbox 360

In my opinion, two of the greatest arcade games I ever played was The Simpsons and X-men. Both of these quarter munching machines were released by Konami and now at least of one of them is ready to makes it debut on your gaming console.

Today at New York Comic Con, Marvel revealed that the X-Men Arcade classic will be coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles via Sony's PSN and Microsoft's XBL Marketplace.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 Demo Coming October 12th

LucaArts plans to unleash the demo unto your gaming console for their upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 this October 12th on both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace. Those who are planning to get it on the PC can take a flying leap.

The demo will be free so put your wallets away besides nobody wants to see your wads of dust collecting where you use to had money.

Xbox Live Marketplace updates for week of: 9/21/10

Xbox Live Marketplace updates for the week of: 9/21/10
Xbox Live Arcade:

Microsoft Unveils its "The Game Feast" Line Up.

Microsoft releases the schedule of Xbox Live Arcade titles that will be released during this year's The Game Feast promotion along with other Marketplace updates for the next couple of weeks.

The Game Feast: Sept 29 thru Oct 20

2K Games Dates Newest DLC "Minerva's Den" for BioShock 2

On August 31st, 2K Games will release the final DLC pack for BioShock 2 called "Minerva's Den" and will cost $9.99 or 800 Microsoft Points to download on both the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Minerva's Den is a single player campaign that let gamers take control of a Big Daddy in exploring Rapture Central Computing, a new explorable area and unveiling some of the city under the sea's dark secrets.

Triple DLC News For Mass Effect 2, Crackdown 2 and Left 4 Dead 2.

Crackdown 2's "Key to the City" DLC will give players access to god mode, infinite ammo mode, fly cam, freezing time of day ability, instant skills maximization, thruster ability for Agents who are maxed out to level 6 on all skill sets and new Vehicle Tag MP mode. This DLC will be free.

A separate second DLC pack will also be available at the same time that will cost 560 Microsoft Points.

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